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Why Mr Bean is the biggest Playboy in Thailand

Ask a Thai person who Abraham Lincoln is or perhaps Lindsay Lohan is and your more than likely to a 99.9% blank stare rate. The same thing is likely to happen if you mention the name Rowen Atkinson, however say the name Mr Bean to a Thai and their face will light up with excitement and their from will almost always turn into a smile. You might just pass their excitement with the fact that they actually know something your saying or it could be, what I think it is, that Mr Bean is the most well known TV celebrity in Thailand.

"If you don't think Mr Bean is the most well known TV celebrity go out and ask ten Thai people who is Mr Bean, then ask those same 10 people another TV celebrity and come back and give a comment about your result"

I doubt there's a Farang out there who doesn't know who Mr Bean is either, but in case your reading this and you've just moved to Thailand from some remote corner of the Brazilian rain forest I've included a short clip of the Bean himself below.

After 5 minutes of watching Mr Bean I honestly feel more stupid than I already am. I don't really get British humor it's either too smart or too dumb but one thing I do get is Mr Bean and why it's important to know who he is and how he gets his laughs to get more Thai people to like you. Yes that's right, you have to be a complete moron to not only make more acquaintances in Thailand but to get more Thai girls as well.

"What does Mr Bean have to do with getting more girls in Thailand?"

I knew you'd ask what Mr Bean has to do with getting more girls in Thailand and it's pretty simple. Thai's love slapstick comedy. Ever watched those boring Thai TV programs yeah they are a little funny but nothing compared to the Bean in fact I'm sure all those producers of Thai TV reels were first introduced to comedy through Mr Bean. Mr Bean never says a word though which is yet another reason why you should learn the Bean way. He can be funny without using lines English or Thai, but they get the humor and they think he's hilarious.

You know I'm from Australia and growing up in Australia meant either being or knowing the toughest people in the neighborhood, bully's and thugs put a tight lid on anyone not conforming. If you were gay you were teased, if your fat your teased, if you wore something like plastic fake pink bear claw flip flops with tight half jeans an orange tank top to the mall and walked into a mall shaving your tongue with a razor you'd be taken to the nearest hospital. Here in Thailand however people would laugh with you and think your funny and cool. And this is where Thai's and Farang differ the most. Farang will go up to one another and say "Fuck man you look like a total wanker" whereas Thais will go up to that person and say "Wow your funny and dressed different want to be my friend". Same reason why there are so many gays and lesbians in this country, in our country if you were gay at school you'd have a shit time because people who didn't like that shit would tell you, however in Thailand they keep their difference in sex, dress, style to themselves, well mostly anyway.

I have no way of explaining the Thai reasoning behind this different as you can imagine trying to talk to a Thai about something in depth get's you answers like "have you eaten yet?". But it doesn't really matter why but how to use Mr Bean to take advantage of this difference in cultures.

Mr Bean is the biggest playboy in Thailand

Be Stupid! The more idiotic your actions the funnier it is to Thai's, watch some re-runs of Mr Bean and get into his groove then go out and do repeat the same in public, people will come up to you. Have you ever been to a mostly Thai nightclub in Thailand, everyone's just kinda standing around waiting for something to do or look at. Maybe it's you they are waiting to look at, remember if it's stupid funny and Thai people are looking at you that's a good thing.

When my ex was working in Alcatraz Pattaya she comes home one night and tells me about this guy in her club. How he was doing all this stupid Mr Bean shit and the girls in the club were eating it up, all the girls were sitting around his table. My next question is of course well how many drinks did he buy, she replies "none, but he so funny". He was doing shit like putting straws up his nose and walking around like a Walrus. I'm sure if I did that with some mates around they walk away. But why were the girls all around. I decided to do some tests.

Test 1: I went to the go go club sat down and bought a drink didn't smile
Test 2: Went to the club sat down bought a drink and smiled
Test 3: Went to the club sat down bought a drink and smiled and waved some girls over
Test 4: Went to the club sat down bought a drink stuck two straws in my nose and walked around like a chicken. When someone asked me where I'm from I turned into a kangaroo.

The results were surprising!

The first test was boring, i sat there drank the whole bloody drink and the only person who I spoke to was the waitress and that was very short.

The second test went a little better with getting more than short talk with the waitress and some girl come over and ask for a drink but still at 150 baht a beer and the crap show I still feel like I'd been ripped.

The third test which is what I normally do was much more fun had some drinks good time but was down about 1500 baht and really only touched one girl. I had fun but I wouldn't do it every day.

The fourth test is something I would never normally do, in fact if you did this shit at the Doonside Pub in Western Sydney someone would come over and smack you in the head, and again don't believe me go try that one yourself but I want video! So I walk into this GoGo club sit down get my drink put two straws in my nose and walk around like a chicken scratching my feet then sat back down. By the next hangover of girls on stage there were 5 girls around my table. Anytime they'd ask for a drink I'd just do something funny stupid from Mr Bean and they'd laugh after a while they stopped asking but wouldn't go just wanted more stupid shit. I pretty much danced and felt up every one of those girls in the two hours and got two phone numbers i was there and left with a 240 baht check bin.

Sure this is only one test but it seems to work well in any nighttime entertainment venue in Thailand. The Mr Bean Playboy effect does have it's use in Thailand and I'd imagine if the Bean himself came to Thailand he'd have more than all of us.

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

9 Responses to Why Mr Bean is the biggest Playboy in Thailand

  1. MagicMax December 5, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    That is just too funny and so true.

    Now I will have the chicken image with straws in my head for days.


  2. whooyeah December 5, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Alright lets do some more tests, I’ll accidentally stumble out of the toilet naked at Bangsaen if you get the video.

    • Chris December 5, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      at least put some undies on dude, can’t put it on youtube otherwise lol

  3. ChiangMaiGuy December 6, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Mr. Bean isn’t British humour it’s childrens humour you are making a mistake – Fawlty Towers, Black Adder is British Humour

    Thais are like 12 years old’s – that’s why they like Mr. Bean not because it’s British – I don’t get it either but hopefully you nor i are 12 years old

    • Jai Dee January 14, 2013 at 3:21 am #

      What about ‘On the Buses”?

  4. RP December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Actually, anywhere in the world a smile, friendly disposition and some humour will make easier for you to meet girls. Well…, maybe not England, where the most uptite always wins the girl.

    Chris, your posts gives some excellent advise on how to approach girls and close the deal. You have to give off good vibes and approach them (be friendly, humerous, tell a joke to open up dialogue), and eventually if she is receptive and engaging in conversation, then in a non-threatening way let them know that you would like to be with them. Keep a smile on and work the numbers. This is probibly the best approach, not only in Thailand, but the other 200 countries as well.

    I will go and practice a little tonight at the Philipino bars here in Toronto.

  5. Jai Dee January 14, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Mr.Bean is delightfully English, an absurd and contradictory parody of the foibles of one innocuous little goof of a man.
    Most of us,regardless of where we come from, can identify with his ridiculous struggles with life.
    Haven’t we all lost our watch in the giant turkey?? 5555 lol
    P.S Many Thai’s love slapstick humour ….my wife (Thai) has lived in Canada for 11 years and loves old” I Love Lucy” re runs…go figure lol

  6. I-nomad August 16, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Acting like an idiot pretty much works everywhere. I recommend you to read
    For game he usually dresses up as a pirate

    • Chris August 17, 2014 at 12:32 am #

      Thanks for the tip

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